Special Collections Dept., University of Arizona Libraries Holds Community Digitization Day This Saturday
From The Daily Wildcat:
The [U. of Arizona Libraries] Special Collections Department is making final preparations for Community Digitization Day on March 4 , a free public event designed to preserve historic materials related to Tucson and the borderlands region from 1900-1970.
According to Borderlands Curator Verónica Reyes-Escudero, community members who bring historic documents or photos will receive a digital version and learn how to preserve them at home.
Jane Prescott-Smith, special assistant to the dean at UA Libraries, expects to see documents and photos typically found in family scrapbooks. “I would not be surprised to see marriage certificates, baptismal programs and letters,” she said.
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